Celtic complete deadline day season-long loan move for AC Milan and Uruguay left-back Diego Laxalt
- Celtic completed a deadline day loan deal for AC Milan left-back Diego Laxalt
- Laxalt flew into Glasgow to complete the deal three hours before the deadline
- He will join the club on a season-long deal to provide competition for Greg Taylor
Celtic have completed a deadline day loan swoop for AC Milan and Uruguay left-back Diego Laxalt.
The 27-year-old flew into Glasgow to complete a season-long deal less than three hours before Scotland’s midnight transfer deadline.
The former Genoa player has been brought in to provide competition for Celtic defender Greg Taylor.
Celtic completed a deadline day loan swoop for AC Milan and Uruguay left-back Diego Laxalt
Laxalt is able to play anywhere on the left flank and will slot comfortably into Neil Lennon’s 3-5-2.
The 27-year-old has previously impressed in defence for Gian Piero Gasperini’s Genoa, exhibiting impressive pace and work rate.
Laxalt has featured over 100 times in Serie A and has also managed 24 caps for Uruguay.
He flew into Glasgow to complete a season-long deal less than three hours before deadline
The 27-year-old is said to have been brought in to provide competition for Celtic’s Greg Taylor
In addition, Celtic have sold 20-year-old forward Jack Aitchison to Barnsley. The club’s youngest goalscorer, who netted against Motherwell at the age of 16, will be immediately loaned to an English League Two club but has signed a three-year deal with the Yorkshire side.
While Aberdeen have re-signed left-back Greg Leigh on a short-term deal following his exit from NAC Breda. Leigh, who has signed until January, had an injury-hit loan spell at Pittodrie last season.
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